In her second season creating both her Luxe and Couture Collections, Ines Di Santo is able to design for two very different brides. With her Luxe Collection she calls to a younger, edgier woman, while the Couture Collection remains loyal to the designer’s signature dramatic silhouettes and elegant glamour. Both collections evoke a joie de vivre that is intrinsic to much of the designer’s work.
This season’s youthful Luxe Collection has a streamlined, pared down feel for the minimalist bride.
In stark contrast, the Ines Di Santo’s Couture Collection takes flight into a dreamy, sensual, otherworldly realm with a feminine palette. Known for her signature mermaid styles, it seems only fitting that the collection might be partly influenced by the legendary city of Atlantis. It was the underwater world that inspired the airy silhouettes that seem to float along with sublime lightness.
Di Santo’s embellishment treatments explore Art Deco beading and architectural mohair adding texture and dimension. Mohair is woven in to create an all-over lattice effect, juxtaposed with ultra-feminine Guipure lace, for a fabulously fresh approach to innovative detailing. Color is important introducing a lavender hue in addition to cameo pink, blush and champagne.
With gowns that allow a bride to feel as if she’s in a dream, as every bride should, Ines Di Santo’s latest couture statement is a dazzling tribute to the feminine form. Here’s a few of our favorites from the Couture Collection….
(Images Courtesy of Ines Di Santo)
ABOUT INES DI SANTO
Born in Italy and educated all over Europe and South America, Ines Di Santo is recognized as a leading designer of evening and bridal couture. Her love of glamour and high fashion inspires collections of sophisticated, vibrant femininity, marked by superb fit, originality and inimitable construction. A signature touch of unrestrained luxury reflects her Italian and Spanish heritage. Despite leading an ever-expanding, international business, Ines personally overseas the production of every gown, ensuring the highest standard of quality. Gowns are manufactured in Canada, at her atelier in Toronto.